Flu and R.S.V. Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals

Although the shortage of amoxicillin, especially its liquid and chewable forms, has proved frustrating for pharmacists, doctors and parents whose children have grown accustomed to the bubble-gum and strawberry-flavored varieties…

Seeing antibiotics in action inside a pathogenic bacterium — ScienceDaily

Every living cell relies on proteins in order to function and the process of protein synthesis — translation — is critical for survival. Bacteria are no exception, with molecular machines…

Fourth WHO Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration stresses that equitable access to and appropriate use of antibiotics for refugees and migrants is essential to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Over 1.27 million people worldwide die of bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) yearly. Decades of misuse and overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials have made these drugs less effective in treating…

Sex-specific changes in the gut bacteria of lab rats treated with antibiotics — ScienceDaily

In a new study, researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that antibiotics have sex-specific effects on the gut microbiome makeup of male and female laboratory rats. The findings, published in the journal…

Antibiotics may increase risk of further UTIs by disrupting microbiome — ScienceDaily

One of the greatest frustrations regarding urinary tract infections (UTIs) is that they so often recur. UTIs are caused by bacteria in the urinary tract and characterized by frequent and…

A single course of antibiotics affects the gut microbiota of infants — ScienceDaily

A study recently completed at the University of Helsinki revealed that the fungal microbiota in the gut is more abundant and diverse in children treated with antibiotics compared with the…

Effectiveness of antibiotics significantly reduced when multiple bugs present — ScienceDaily

A study has found that much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present. It helps explain why respiratory…